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CORE Curriculum Standards

The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

The SDSU campus and online Degree and certificate programs are approved by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). CORE accredits graduate programs which provide academic preparation for a variety of professional rehabilitation counseling positions. CORE also recognizes undergraduate programs in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies through the CORE Registry. The Registry includes programs that meet curriculum and outcome standards/guidelines for undergraduate programs in rehabilitation.

CORE Student Learning Outcomes

The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accredits Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs to promote the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. The required curriculum of graduate study provides for obtaining essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function effectively as a professional rehabilitation counselor. Curriculum knowledge domains and outcome expectations are frequently interrelated and not mutually exclusive. In particular, three elements integral to curricula in rehabilitation counselor education are ethical behavior, diversity or individual differences, and critical thinking. Each course lists targeted student learning outcomes in the context of the curriculum areas and corresponding knowledge domains.

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ARP 607: Applications of Rehabilitation Technology

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.7 Public policies, attitudinal barriers, and accessibility

C.1.7.a assist employers to identify, modify, or eliminate architectural, procedural, and/or attitudinal barriers.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.2 Job analysis, transferable skills analysis, work site modification and restructuring

C.4.2.a. utilize job and task analyses methodology to determine essential functions of jobs for employment planning and placement, worksite modifications, or job restructuring.

C.4.2.b. apply the techniques of job modification/restructuring and the use of assistive devices to facilitate placement of people with disabilities.

C.4.5 Employer consultation and disability prevention

C.4.5.a. provide prospective employers with appropriate consultation information to facilitate prevention of disability in the workplace and minimize risk factors for employees and employers.

C.4.5.b. consult with employers regarding accessibility and issues related to ADA compliance.

C.4.11 Assistive technology

C.4.11.a. identify and describe assistive technology resources available to individuals with a disability for independent living and employment.

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.2 Group leadership styles and techniques

C.6.2.a. demonstrate effective group leadership skills.

C.9 MEDICAL, FUNCTIONAL, AND ENVIRONMENAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY

C.9.4 Assistive technology

C.9.4.a. determine the need for assistive technology and the appropriate intervention resources.

C.9.4.b. support the evaluation of assistive technology needs as they relate to rehabilitation services.

C.9.6 Classification and evaluation of function

C.9.6.a. demonstrate familiarity with the use of functional classification such as the International Classification of Function.
 

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.15 Current technology and rehabilitation counseling

C.10.15.a. explain and plan for the appropriate use of assistive technology including computer-related resources.

C.10.15.b. utilize internet and other technology to assist in the effective delivery of services.

C.10.15.c assist individuals with a disability in developing strategies to request appropriate accommodation.

C.10.15.d assesses individual needs for rehabilitation engineering services.

ARP 648 Group Dynamics in Rehabilitation

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.1.b.  articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self-determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

C.1.2.c. explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability"

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.1.b identify strategies to reduce attitudinal barriers affecting people with disabilities.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.2.b identify and demonstrate an understanding of stereotypical views toward individuals with a disability and the negative effects of these views on successful completion of the rehabilitation outcomes.

C.2.2.c explain adjustment stages and developmental issues that influence adjustment to disability.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.2.3.c articulate an understanding of the role of ethnic/racial and other diversity characteristics such as spirituality and religion, and socio-economic status in groups, family, and society.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.2 Individual and family response to disability

C.3.2.b recognize the influence of family as individuals with disabilities grow and learn.

C.3.2.c demonstrate counselor sensitivity to stressors and the role of positive attitudes in responding to coping barriers and challenges.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.1 Individual counseling and personality theory

C.5.1.a. communicate a basic understanding of established counseling theories and their relationship to personality theory.

C.5.1.b. articulate a personal philosophy of rehabilitation counseling based on an established counseling theory.

C.5.2 Mental health counseling

C.5.2.a. recognize individuals with a disability who demonstrate psychological or mental health related problems and make appropriate referrals.

C.5.2.b. analyze diagnostic and assessment information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and psychological and medical data) and communicate this information to the consumer.

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.a. develop and maintain confidential counseling relationships with individuals with a disability using established skills and techniques.

C.5.3.b. establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives.

C.5.3.c. apply basic counseling and interviewing skills.

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.4 Gender issues in counseling

C.5.4.a. counsel individuals with a disability who face lifestyle choices that may involve gender or multicultural issues.

C 5.4.b. identify gender differences that can affect the rehabilitation counseling and planning processes.

C.5.5 Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies

C.5.5.a. assist individuals with a disability in developing skills needed to effectively respond to conflict and negotiation in support of their interests.

C.5.6 Individual, group, and family crisis response

C.5.6.a. recognize and communicate a basic understanding of how to assess individuals, groups, and families who exhibit suicide ideation, psychological and/or emotional crisis.

C.5.7 Termination of counseling relationships

C.5.7.a. facilitate counseling relationships with individuals with a disability in a manner that is constructive to their independence.

C.5.7.b. develop a plan of action in collaboration with the consumer for strategies and actions anticipating the termination of the counseling process.

C.5.8 Individual empowerment and rights

C.5.8.a. promote ethical decision-making and personal responsibility that is consistent with an culture, values and beliefs.

C.5.9 Boundaries of confidentiality

C.5.9.a. explain the legal limits of confidentiality for rehabilitation counselors for the state in which they practice counseling.

C.5.9.b. identify established rehabilitation counseling ethical standards for confidentiality and apply them to actual case situations.

C.5.10 Ethics in the counseling relationship

C.5.10.a. explain the practical implications of the CRCC Code of Ethics as part of the rehabilitation counseling process.

C.5.10.b. confirm competency in applying an established ethical decision-making process to rehabilitation counseling case situations.

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.1 Group Dynamics and Counseling Theory

C.6.1.a. apply theories and principles of group counseling when working with persons with disabilities.

C.6.2 Group leadership styles and techniques

C.6.2.a. demonstrate effective group leadership skills.

C.6.3 Family dynamics and counseling theory

C.6.3.a. apply an understanding of family systems and the impact of the family on the rehabilitation process.

C.6.4 Family support interventions

C.6.4.a. use counseling techniques to support the individual’s family/significant others, including advocates.

C.6.4.b facilitate the group process with individual’s family/significant others, including advocates to support the rehabilitation goals.

C.6.5 Ethical and legal issues impacting individuals and families

C.6.5.a. apply ethical and legal issues to the group counseling process and work with families.

C.6.5.b. know the ethical implications of work in group settings with racial/ethnic, cultural, and other diversity characteristics/issues when working with people with disabilities.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.3 Individual involvement in assessment planning

C.7.3.b. utilize assessment as an ongoing process in establishing individual rapport, rehabilitation service planning, objectives and goals.

CSP 660 Theory and Process of Counseling in Rehabilitation

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.1 Individual counseling and personality theory

C.5.1.a. communicate a basic understanding of established counseling theories and their relationship to personality theory.

C.5.1.b. articulate a personal philosophy of rehabilitation counseling based on an established counseling theory.

C.5.4 Gender issues in counseling

C.5.4.a. counsel individuals with a disability who face lifestyle choices that may involve gender or multicultural issues.

ARP 680 Seminar in Administration and Rehabilitation

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

C.1.2.b. describe, in general, the organizational structure of the rehabilitation, education, and healthcare systems, including public, private-for-profit, and not-for-profit service settings.

C.1.2.c. explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability"

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.9 MEDICAL, FUNCTIONAL, AND ENVIRONMENAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY

C.9.6 Classification and evaluation of function

C.9.6.a. demonstrate familiarity with the use of functional classification such as the International Classification of Function.
 

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.1 Vocational rehabilitation

C.10.1.a. describe the systems used to provide vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities including the state/federal vocational rehabilitation program in the United States, private rehabilitation, and community-based rehabilitation programs.
 

C.10.4 School to work transition services

C.10.4.a. develop knowledge of transition services that facilitate an individual’s movement from school to work.

C.10.10 Community Resources

C.10.10.a. work with community agencies to advocate for the integration and inclusion of individuals with disabilities within the community.

ARP 684 Foundations of the Rehabilitation Process

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.1.b.  articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self-determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

C.1.2.b. describe, in general, the organizational structure of the rehabilitation, education, and healthcare systems, including public, private-for-profit, and not-for-profit service settings.

C.1.2.c. explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability"

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

C.1.5 Professional credentialing, certification, licensure and accreditation

C.1.5.a explain differences between certification, licensure, and accreditation.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.10 Ethics in the counseling relationship

C.5.10.a. explain the practical implications of the CRCC Code of Ethics as part of the rehabilitation counseling process.

C.5.10.b. confirm competency in applying an established ethical decision-making process to rehabilitation counseling case situations.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.1 Vocational rehabilitation

C.10.1.a. describe the systems used to provide vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities including the state/federal vocational rehabilitation program in the United States, private rehabilitation, and community-based rehabilitation programs.
 

C.10.1.b. identify and plan for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services with individuals with a disability.

C.10.3 Independent living

C.10.3.a. identify and plan for the provision of independent living service alternatives with individuals with a disability.

C.10.13 Insurance programs and social security

C.10.13.a. demonstrate knowledge of disability insurance options and social security programs.

C.10.13.b. explain the functions of workers’ compensation, disability benefits system and disability management systems.

ARP 687 Placement Practices of Individuals with Disabilities

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.7 Public policies, attitudinal barriers, and accessibility

C.1.7.a assist employers to identify, modify, or eliminate architectural, procedural, and/or attitudinal barriers.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.b identify strategies to reduce attitudinal barriers affecting people with disabilities.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.3 Theories of personality development

C.3.3.a describe and explain established theories of personality development.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.1 Disability benefits system including workers’ compensation, long-term disability and social security.

C.4.1.a. demonstrate understanding of various public and private disability benefits systems and the influence on rehabilitation, independent living, and employment.

C.4.1.b. explain the requirements of benefits available to people with disabilities through systems such as workers’ compensation, long-term disability insurance, and social security.

C.4.2 Job analysis, transferable skills analysis, work site modification and restructuring

C.4.2.a. utilize job and task analyses methodology to determine essential functions of jobs for employment planning and placement, worksite modifications, or job restructuring.

C.4.2.b. apply the techniques of job modification/restructuring and the use of assistive devices to facilitate placement of people with disabilities.

C.4.2.c apply transferable skills analysis methodology to identify alternative vocational and occupational options given the work history and residual functional capacities of individuals with a disability.

C.4.4 Job readiness development

C.4.4.a assess an individual’s (who lives with a disability) readiness for gainful employment and assist individuals with a disability in increasing this readiness.

C.4.5 Employer consultation and disability prevention

C.4.5.a. provide prospective employers with appropriate consultation information to facilitate prevention of disability in the workplace and minimize risk factors for employees and employers.

C.4.5.b. consult with employers regarding accessibility and issues related to ADA compliance.

C.4.6 Workplace culture and environment

C.4.6.a. describe employer practices that affect the employment or return to work of individuals with disabilities and utilize that understanding to facilitate successful employment.

C.4.7 Work conditioning/work hardening

C.4.7.a. identify work conditioning or work hardening strategies and resources as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.4.8 Vocational consultation and job placement strategies

C.4.8.a. conduct and utilize labor market analyses and apply labor market information to the needs of individuals with a disability.

C.4.8.b. identify transferable skills by analyzing the consumer’s work history and functional assets and limitations and utilize these skills to achieve successful job placement.

C.4.8.c. utilize appropriate job placement strategies (client-centered, place then train, etc.) to facilitate employment of people with disabilities.

C4.10 Supported employment, job coaching, and natural supports

C.4.10.a. effectively use employment supports to enhance successful employment.

C.4.10.b. assist individuals with a disability with developing skills and strategies on the job.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.1 Vocational rehabilitation

C.10.1.c. provide information to prospective employers about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

C.10.4 School to work transition services

C.10.4.a. develop knowledge of transition services that facilitate an individual’s movement from school to work.

C.10.6 Forensic rehabilitation and vocational expert practices

C.10.6.a. describe the purpose of forensic rehabilitation, vocational expert practice, and the reasons for referral of individuals for services.

C.10.12 Life care planning

C.10.12.a. describe the purposes of life-care planning and utilize life-care planning services as appropriate.

ED 690 Methods of Inquiry

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.1 Role of assessment

C.7.1.a. explain purpose of assessment in rehabilitation process.

C.7.2 Assessment resources and methods

C.7.2.a. identify assessment resources and methods appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with a disability.

C.7.2.b. describe resources to assist rehabilitation counselors in identifying appropriate test instruments and other assessment methods.

C.7.4 Measurement and statistical concepts

C.7.4.a. describe basic measurement concepts and associated statistical terms.

C.7.4.b. comprehend the validity, reliability, and appropriateness of assessment instruments.

C.7.5 Selecting and administering the appropriate assessment methods

C.7.5.a. explain differences in assessment methods and testing instruments (i.e., aptitude, intelligence, interest, achievement, vocational evaluation, situational assessment).

C.7.6 Ethical, legal, and cultural implications in assessment

C.7.6.c. analyze implications of testing norms related to the culture of an individual.

C.8 RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

C.8.1 Basic statistics and psychometric concepts

C.8.1.a. understand research methodology and relevant statistics.

C.8.2 Basic research methods

C.8.2.a. interpret quantitative and qualitative research articles in rehabilitation and related fields.

C.8.2.b. apply research literature to practice (e.g., to choose appropriate interventions, to plan assessments).

C.8.3 Effectiveness of rehabilitation counseling services.

C.8.3.a. develop and implement meaningful program evaluation.

C.8.3.b. provide a rationale for the importance of research activities and the improvement of rehabilitation services.

C.8.4 Ethical, legal, and cultural issues related to research and program evaluation.

C.8.4.a. apply knowledge of ethical, legal, and cultural issues in research and evaluation to rehabilitation counseling practice.

ARP744 Beginning Practicum

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.1.b.  articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self-determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

C.1.2.c. explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability"

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.7 Public policies, attitudinal barriers, and accessibility

C.1.7.a assist employers to identify, modify, or eliminate architectural, procedural, and/or attitudinal barriers.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.1.b identify strategies to reduce attitudinal barriers affecting people with disabilities.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.2.b identify and demonstrate an understanding of stereotypical views toward individuals with a disability and the negative effects of these views on successful completion of the rehabilitation outcomes.

C.2.2.c explain adjustment stages and developmental issues that influence adjustment to disability.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.2.3.c articulate an understanding of the role of ethnic/racial and other diversity characteristics such as spirituality and religion, and socio-economic status in groups, family, and society.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.1 Human growth and development across the life span

C.3.1.a articulate a working knowledge of human development and the needs of individuals with disabilities across the life span.

C.3.1.b describe and implement approaches that enhance personal development, decision making abilities, personal responsibility, and quality of life of individuals with a disability.

C.3.2 Individual and family response to disability

C.3.2.b recognize the influence of family as individuals with disabilities grow and learn.

C.3.2.c demonstrate counselor sensitivity to stressors and the role of positive attitudes in responding to coping barriers and challenges.

C.3.3 Theories of personality development

C.3.3.b identify developmental concepts and processes related to personality development and apply them to rehabilitation counseling practice.

C.3.4 Human sexuality and disability

C.3.4.a. identify impact that different disabilities can have on human sexuality.

C.3.4.b. discuss sexuality issues with individuals with a disability as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.3.5 Learning styles and strategies

C.3.5.a. develop rehabilitation plans that address individual learning styles and strengths of individuals with a disability.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.1 Disability benefits system including workers’ compensation, long-term disability and social security.

C.4.1.a. demonstrate understanding of various public and private disability benefits systems and the influence on rehabilitation, independent living, and employment.

C.4.1.b. explain the requirements of benefits available to people with disabilities through systems such as workers’ compensation, long-term disability insurance, and social security.

C.4.2 Job analysis, transferable skills analysis, work site modification and restructuring

C.4.2.c apply transferable skills analysis methodology to identify alternative vocational and occupational options given the work history and residual functional capacities of individuals with a disability.

C.4.3 Career counseling, career exploration, and vocational planning

C.4.3.a. provide career counseling utilizing appropriate approaches and techniques.

C.4.3.b. utilize career/occupational materials to assist the individual with a disability in vocational planning.

C.4.3.c. facilitate involvement in vocational planning and career exploration.

C.4.4 Job readiness development

C.4.4.a assess an individual’s (who lives with a disability) readiness for gainful employment and assist individuals with a disability in increasing this readiness.

C.4.5 Employer consultation and disability prevention

C.4.5.a. provide prospective employers with appropriate consultation information to facilitate prevention of disability in the workplace and minimize risk factors for employees and employers.

C.4.5.b. consult with employers regarding accessibility and issues related to ADA compliance.

C.4.6 Workplace culture and environment

C.4.6.a. describe employer practices that affect the employment or return to work of individuals with disabilities and utilize that understanding to facilitate successful employment.

C.4.7 Work conditioning/work hardening

C.4.7.a. identify work conditioning or work hardening strategies and resources as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.4.8 Vocational consultation and job placement strategies

C.4.8.b. identify transferable skills by analyzing the consumer’s work history and functional assets and limitations and utilize these skills to achieve successful job placement.

C.4.8.c. utilize appropriate job placement strategies (client-centered, place then train, etc.) to facilitate employment of people with disabilities.

C.4.9 Career development theories

C.4.9.a. apply career development theories as they relate to an individual with a disability.

C4.10 Supported employment, job coaching, and natural supports

C.4.10.a. effectively use employment supports to enhance successful employment.

C.4.10.b. assist individuals with a disability with developing skills and strategies on the job.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.1 Individual counseling and personality theory

C.5.1.a. communicate a basic understanding of established counseling theories and their relationship to personality theory.

C.5.1.b. articulate a personal philosophy of rehabilitation counseling based on an established counseling theory.

C.5.2 Mental health counseling

C.5.2.a. recognize individuals with a disability who demonstrate psychological or mental health related problems and make appropriate referrals.

C.5.2.b. analyze diagnostic and assessment information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and psychological and medical data) and communicate this information to the consumer.

C.5.2.c. explain and utilize standard diagnostic classification systems for mental health conditions within the limits of the role and responsibilities of the rehabilitation counselor.

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.a. develop and maintain confidential counseling relationships with individuals with a disability using established skills and techniques.

C.5.3.b. establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives.

C.5.3.c. apply basic counseling and interviewing skills.

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.6 Individual, group, and family crisis response

C.5.6.a. recognize and communicate a basic understanding of how to assess individuals, groups, and families who exhibit suicide ideation, psychological and/or emotional crisis.

C.5.7 Termination of counseling relationships

C.5.7.a. facilitate counseling relationships with individuals with a disability in a manner that is constructive to their independence.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.3 Individual involvement in assessment planning

C.7.3.c. evaluate the individual’s capabilities to engage in informed choice and to make decisions.

Section D Clinical Experience

D.1 Students shall have a minimum of 100 hours of supervised rehabilitation counseling Practicum experience with at least 40 hours of direct service to people with disabilities (not role-playing clients). Practicum students shall have experiences that increase their awareness and understanding of the differences in values, beliefs, and behaviors of individuals who are different from themselves.

D.1.1 The practicum shall include instructional experiences (audio-video tapes and individual and group interaction) dealing with rehabilitation counseling concerns, and clinical experiences (on or off-campus) that facilitate the development of basic rehabilitation counseling skills. During the practicum, students will conduct interviews that will be reviewed by a supervisor. If practicum experiences are provided off-campus, there will be direct and periodic communication throughout the semester between the site supervisor and the faculty (e.g., site visits, conference calls, video-conferencing, electronic communication). Practicum activities shall be documented in logs, progress reviews, and summaries. The program faculty member responsible for practicum supervision must be a CRC.

D.1.2 Written expectations, procedures, and policies for practicum will be distributed to students and supervisors. This will include the policy that the practicum is a prerequisite to the supervised rehabilitation counseling clinical internship experience.

ARP 744 Advanced Practicum in Rehabilitation and ARP 743 Fieldwork in Rehabilitation

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.1.b.  articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self-determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

C.1.2.b. describe, in general, the organizational structure of the rehabilitation, education, and healthcare systems, including public, private-for-profit, and not-for-profit service settings.

C.1.2.c. explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability"

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.7 Public policies, attitudinal barriers, and accessibility

C.1.7.a assist employers to identify, modify, or eliminate architectural, procedural, and/or attitudinal barriers.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.1.b identify strategies to reduce attitudinal barriers affecting people with disabilities.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.2.b identify and demonstrate an understanding of stereotypical views toward individuals with a disability and the negative effects of these views on successful completion of the rehabilitation outcomes.

C.2.2.c explain adjustment stages and developmental issues that influence adjustment to disability.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.2.3.c articulate an understanding of the role of ethnic/racial and other diversity characteristics such as spirituality and religion, and socio-economic status in groups, family, and society.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.1 Human growth and development across the life span

C.3.1.a articulate a working knowledge of human development and the needs of individuals with disabilities across the life span.

C.3.1.b describe and implement approaches that enhance personal development, decision making abilities, personal responsibility, and quality of life of individuals with a disability.

C.3.2 Individual and family response to disability

C.3.2.b recognize the influence of family as individuals with disabilities grow and learn.

C.3.2.c demonstrate counselor sensitivity to stressors and the role of positive attitudes in responding to coping barriers and challenges.

C.3.3 Theories of personality development

C.3.3.b identify developmental concepts and processes related to personality development and apply them to rehabilitation counseling practice.

C.3.4 Human sexuality and disability

C.3.4.a. identify impact that different disabilities can have on human sexuality.

C.3.4.b. discuss sexuality issues with individuals with a disability as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.3.5 Learning styles and strategies

C.3.5.a. develop rehabilitation plans that address individual learning styles and strengths of individuals with a disability.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.1 Disability benefits system including workers’ compensation, long-term disability and social security.

C.4.1.a. demonstrate understanding of various public and private disability benefits systems and the influence on rehabilitation, independent living, and employment.

C.4.1.b. explain the requirements of benefits available to people with disabilities through systems such as workers’ compensation, long-term disability insurance, and social security.

C.4.2 Job analysis, transferable skills analysis, work site modification and restructuring

C.4.2.c apply transferable skills analysis methodology to identify alternative vocational and occupational options given the work history and residual functional capacities of individuals with a disability.

C.4.3 Career counseling, career exploration, and vocational planning

C.4.3.a. provide career counseling utilizing appropriate approaches and techniques.

C.4.3.b. utilize career/occupational materials to assist the individual with a disability in vocational planning.

C.4.3.c. facilitate involvement in vocational planning and career exploration.

C.4.4 Job readiness development

C.4.4.a assess an individual’s (who lives with a disability) readiness for gainful employment and assist individuals with a disability in increasing this readiness.

C.4.5 Employer consultation and disability prevention

C.4.5.a. provide prospective employers with appropriate consultation information to facilitate prevention of disability in the workplace and minimize risk factors for employees and employers.

C.4.5.b. consult with employers regarding accessibility and issues related to ADA compliance.

C.4.6 Workplace culture and environment

C.4.6.a. describe employer practices that affect the employment or return to work of individuals with disabilities and utilize that understanding to facilitate successful employment.

C.4.7 Work conditioning/work hardening

C.4.7.a. identify work conditioning or work hardening strategies and resources as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.4.8 Vocational consultation and job placement strategies

C.4.8.b. identify transferable skills by analyzing the consumer’s work history and functional assets and limitations and utilize these skills to achieve successful job placement.

C.4.8.c. utilize appropriate job placement strategies (client-centered, place then train, etc.) to facilitate employment of people with disabilities.

C.4.9 Career development theories

C.4.9.a. apply career development theories as they relate to an individual with a disability.

C4.10 Supported employment, job coaching, and natural supports

C.4.10.a. effectively use employment supports to enhance successful employment.

C.4.10.b. assist individuals with a disability with developing skills and strategies on the job.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.1 Individual counseling and personality theory

C.5.1.a. communicate a basic understanding of established counseling theories and their relationship to personality theory.

C.5.1.b. articulate a personal philosophy of rehabilitation counseling based on an established counseling theory.

C.5.2 Mental health counseling

C.5.2.a. recognize individuals with a disability who demonstrate psychological or mental health related problems and make appropriate referrals.

C.5.2.b. analyze diagnostic and assessment information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and psychological and medical data) and communicate this information to the consumer.

C.5.2.c. explain and utilize standard diagnostic classification systems for mental health conditions within the limits of the role and responsibilities of the rehabilitation counselor.

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.a. develop and maintain confidential counseling relationships with individuals with a disability using established skills and techniques.

C.5.3.b. establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives.

C.5.3.c. apply basic counseling and interviewing skills.

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.4 Gender issues in counseling

C.5.4.a. counsel individuals with a disability who face lifestyle choices that may involve gender or multicultural issues.

C 5.4.b. identify gender differences that can affect the rehabilitation counseling and planning processes.

C.5.5 Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies

C.5.5.a. assist individuals with a disability in developing skills needed to effectively respond to conflict and negotiation in support of their interests.

C.5.6 Individual, group, and family crisis response

C.5.6.a. recognize and communicate a basic understanding of how to assess individuals, groups, and families who exhibit suicide ideation, psychological and/or emotional crisis.

C.5.7 Termination of counseling relationships

C.5.7.a. facilitate counseling relationships with individuals with a disability in a manner that is constructive to their independence.

C.5.7.b. develop a plan of action in collaboration with the consumer for strategies and actions anticipating the termination of the counseling process.

C.5.8 Individual empowerment and rights

C.5.8.a. promote ethical decision-making and personal responsibility that is consistent with an culture, values and beliefs.

C.5.9 Boundaries of confidentiality

C.5.9.a. explain the legal limits of confidentiality for rehabilitation counselors for the state in which they practice counseling.

C.5.9.b. identify established rehabilitation counseling ethical standards for confidentiality and apply them to actual case situations.

C.5.10 Ethics in the counseling relationship

C.5.10.a. explain the practical implications of the CRCC Code of Ethics as part of the rehabilitation counseling process.

C.5.10.b. confirm competency in applying an established ethical decision-making process to rehabilitation counseling case situations.

C.5.11 Counselor Supervision

C.5.11.a. explain the purpose, roles, and need for counselor supervision in order to enhance the professional development, clinical accountability, and gate-keeping function for the welfare of individuals with a disability.

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.1 Group Dynamics and Counseling Theory

C.6.1.a. apply theories and principles of group counseling when working with persons with disabilities.

C.6.3 Family dynamics and counseling theory

C.6.3.a. apply an understanding of family systems and the impact of the family on the rehabilitation process.

C.6.4 Family support interventions

C.6.4.a. use counseling techniques to support the individual’s family/significant others, including advocates.

C.6.5 Ethical and legal issues impacting individuals and families

C.6.5.a. apply ethical and legal issues to the group counseling process and work with families.

C.6.5.b. know the ethical implications of work in group settings with racial/ethnic, cultural, and other diversity characteristics/issues when working with people with disabilities.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.1 Role of assessment

C.7.1.a. explain purpose of assessment in rehabilitation process.

C.7.1.b. use assessment information to determine eligibility and to develop plans for services.

C.7.2 Assessment resources and methods

C.7.2.a. identify assessment resources and methods appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with a disability.

C.7.2.b. describe resources to assist rehabilitation counselors in identifying appropriate test instruments and other assessment methods.

C.7.2.c. describe computer-based assessments for rehabilitation and employment planning.

C.7.3 Individual involvement in assessment planning

C.7.3.a. facilitate individual involvement in evaluating the feasibility of rehabilitation or independent living objectives and planning.

C.7.3.b. utilize assessment as an ongoing process in establishing individual rapport, rehabilitation service planning, objectives and goals.

C.7.3.c. evaluate the individual’s capabilities to engage in informed choice and to make decisions.

C.7.5.b. apply assessment methods to evaluate a consumer's vocational, independent living and transferable skills.

C.7.6 Ethical, legal, and cultural implications in assessment

C.7.6.a. know the legal, ethical, and cultural implications of assessment for rehabilitation services.

C.7.6.b. consider cultural influences when planning assessment.

C.7.6.c. analyze implications of testing norms related to the culture of an individual.

C.9 MEDICAL, FUNCTIONAL, AND ENVIRONMENAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY

C.9.3 Physical, psychiatric, cognitive, sensory and developmental disabilities

C.9.3.a. utilize existing or acquired information about the existence, onset, severity, progression, and expected duration of an individual’s disability.

C.9.3.c. apply working knowledge of the impact of disability on the individual, the family, and the environment.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.2 Case and caseload management

C.10.2.a. evaluate the need for and utilize case and caseload management services.

C.10.2.b. apply principles of caseload management, including case recording and documentation.

C.10.2.c. identify rehabilitation case management strategies that are evidence-based.

C.10.2.d. establish follow-up and/or follow-along procedures to maximize an individual’s independent functioning through the provision of post-employment services

C.10.3 Independent living

C.10.3.a. identify and plan for the provision of independent living service alternatives with individuals with a disability.

C.10.10 Community Resources

C.10.10.a. work with community agencies to advocate for the integration and inclusion of individuals with disabilities within the community.

C.10.10.b. identify the benefits of rehabilitation services to potential individuals with a disability, employers, and the general public.

C.10.11 Community-based rehabilitation and service coordination

C.10.11.a. assist individuals with a disability to access and utilize services available in the community.

C.10.11.b. collaborate with advocates and other service providers involved with the individual and/or the family.

C.10.14 Programs for specialty populations

C.10.14.a. describe programs of services for specialty populations including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury intellectual disabilities sensory disability, correctional and veterans.

C.10.15 Current technology and rehabilitation counseling

C.10.15.b. utilize internet and other technology to assist in the effective delivery of services.

C.10.15.c assist individuals with a disability in developing strategies to request appropriate accommodation.

Section D Clinical Experience

D.1 Students shall have a minimum of 100 hours of supervised rehabilitation counseling Practicum experience with at least 40 hours of direct service to people with disabilities (not role-playing clients). Practicum students shall have experiences that increase their awareness and understanding of the differences in values, beliefs, and behaviors of individuals who are different from themselves.

D.1.1 The practicum shall include instructional experiences (audio-video tapes and individual and group interaction) dealing with rehabilitation counseling concerns, and clinical experiences (on or off-campus) that facilitate the development of basic rehabilitation counseling skills. During the practicum, students will conduct interviews that will be reviewed by a supervisor. If practicum experiences are provided off-campus, there will be direct and periodic communication throughout the semester between the site supervisor and the faculty (e.g., site visits, conference calls, video-conferencing, electronic communication). Practicum activities shall be documented in logs, progress reviews, and summaries. The program faculty member responsible for practicum supervision must be a CRC.

D.1.2 Written expectations, procedures, and policies for practicum will be distributed to students and supervisors. This will include the policy that the practicum is a prerequisite to the supervised rehabilitation counseling clinical internship experience.

D.1.3 Practicum experiences shall include an average of one (1) hour per week of individual and 1 1/2 hours per week of group (with no more than ten students/group) supervision by a program faculty member or qualified individual working in cooperation with a program faculty member.

D.1.4 When using distance education modalities, practicum supervision may be provided using a variety of methods such as video conferencing, teleconferencing, real time video contact, or others, as appropriate.

D.1.5 In states that have specific practicum supervision requirements for counselor licensure, the program shall make the required supervision experiences consistent with the licensure requirements available to those students desiring to qualify for licensure.

D.1.6 There shall be a written progress review of the performance/counseling skills of all students enrolled in a practicum.

D.1.7 There shall be a written procedure for responding to students who do not demonstrate satisfactory practicum knowledge or clinical skills.

ARP 745A/B Internship

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.1.b.  articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self-determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.c. explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability"

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.4 Ethics

C.1.4.a practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.7 Public policies, attitudinal barriers, and accessibility

C.1.7.a assist employers to identify, modify, or eliminate architectural, procedural, and/or attitudinal barriers.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.1.b identify strategies to reduce attitudinal barriers affecting people with disabilities.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.2.b identify and demonstrate an understanding of stereotypical views toward individuals with a disability and the negative effects of these views on successful completion of the rehabilitation outcomes.

C.2.2.c explain adjustment stages and developmental issues that influence adjustment to disability.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.2.3.c articulate an understanding of the role of ethnic/racial and other diversity characteristics such as spirituality and religion, and socio-economic status in groups, family, and society.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.1 Human growth and development across the life span

C.3.1.b describe and implement approaches that enhance personal development, decision making abilities, personal responsibility, and quality of life of individuals with a disability.

C.3.2 Individual and family response to disability

C.3.2.b recognize the influence of family as individuals with disabilities grow and learn.

C.3.2.c demonstrate counselor sensitivity to stressors and the role of positive attitudes in responding to coping barriers and challenges.

C.3.3 Theories of personality development

C.3.3.b identify developmental concepts and processes related to personality development and apply them to rehabilitation counseling practice.

C.3.4 Human sexuality and disability

C.3.4.a. identify impact that different disabilities can have on human sexuality.

C.3.4.b. discuss sexuality issues with individuals with a disability as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.3.5 Learning styles and strategies

C.3.5.a. develop rehabilitation plans that address individual learning styles and strengths of individuals with a disability.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.1 Disability benefits system including workers’ compensation, long-term disability and social security.

C.4.1.a. demonstrate understanding of various public and private disability benefits systems and the influence on rehabilitation, independent living, and employment.

C.4.1.b. explain the requirements of benefits available to people with disabilities through systems such as workers’ compensation, long-term disability insurance, and social security.

C.4.2 Job analysis, transferable skills analysis, work site modification and restructuring

C.4.2.c apply transferable skills analysis methodology to identify alternative vocational and occupational options given the work history and residual functional capacities of individuals with a disability.

C.4.3 Career counseling, career exploration, and vocational planning

C.4.3.a. provide career counseling utilizing appropriate approaches and techniques.

C.4.3.b. utilize career/occupational materials to assist the individual with a disability in vocational planning.

C.4.3.c. facilitate involvement in vocational planning and career exploration.

C.4.4 Job readiness development

C.4.4.a assess an individual’s (who lives with a disability) readiness for gainful employment and assist individuals with a disability in increasing this readiness.

C.4.5 Employer consultation and disability prevention

C.4.5.a. provide prospective employers with appropriate consultation information to facilitate prevention of disability in the workplace and minimize risk factors for employees and employers.

C.4.5.b. consult with employers regarding accessibility and issues related to ADA compliance.

C.4.6 Workplace culture and environment

C.4.6.a. describe employer practices that affect the employment or return to work of individuals with disabilities and utilize that understanding to facilitate successful employment.

C.4.7 Work conditioning/work hardening

C.4.7.a. identify work conditioning or work hardening strategies and resources as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.4.8 Vocational consultation and job placement strategies

C.4.8.b. identify transferable skills by analyzing the consumer’s work history and functional assets and limitations and utilize these skills to achieve successful job placement.

C.4.8.c. utilize appropriate job placement strategies (client-centered, place then train, etc.) to facilitate employment of people with disabilities.

C.4.9 Career development theories

C.4.9.a. apply career development theories as they relate to an individual with a disability.

C4.10 Supported employment, job coaching, and natural supports

C.4.10.a. effectively use employment supports to enhance successful employment.

C.4.10.b. assist individuals with a disability with developing skills and strategies on the job.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.1 Individual counseling and personality theory

C.5.1.a. communicate a basic understanding of established counseling theories and their relationship to personality theory.

C.5.1.b. articulate a personal philosophy of rehabilitation counseling based on an established counseling theory.

C.5.2 Mental health counseling

C.5.2.a. recognize individuals with a disability who demonstrate psychological or mental health related problems and make appropriate referrals.

C.5.2.b. analyze diagnostic and assessment information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and psychological and medical data) and communicate this information to the consumer.

C.5.2.c. explain and utilize standard diagnostic classification systems for mental health conditions within the limits of the role and responsibilities of the rehabilitation counselor.

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.a. develop and maintain confidential counseling relationships with individuals with a disability using established skills and techniques.

C.5.3.b. establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives.

C.5.3.c. apply basic counseling and interviewing skills.

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.4 Gender issues in counseling

C.5.4.a. counsel individuals with a disability who face lifestyle choices that may involve gender or multicultural issues.

C 5.4.b. identify gender differences that can affect the rehabilitation counseling and planning processes.

C.5.5 Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies

C.5.5.a. assist individuals with a disability in developing skills needed to effectively respond to conflict and negotiation in support of their interests.

C.5.6 Individual, group, and family crisis response

C.5.6.a. recognize and communicate a basic understanding of how to assess individuals, groups, and families who exhibit suicide ideation, psychological and/or emotional crisis.

C.5.7 Termination of counseling relationships

C.5.7.a. facilitate counseling relationships with individuals with a disability in a manner that is constructive to their independence.

C.5.7.b. develop a plan of action in collaboration with the consumer for strategies and actions anticipating the termination of the counseling process.

C.5.8 Individual empowerment and rights

C.5.8.a. promote ethical decision-making and personal responsibility that is consistent with an culture, values and beliefs.

C.5.9 Boundaries of confidentiality

C.5.9.a. explain the legal limits of confidentiality for rehabilitation counselors for the state in which they practice counseling.

C.5.9.b. identify established rehabilitation counseling ethical standards for confidentiality and apply them to actual case situations.

C.5.10 Ethics in the counseling relationship

C.5.10.a. explain the practical implications of the CRCC Code of Ethics as part of the rehabilitation counseling process.

C.5.10.b. confirm competency in applying an established ethical decision-making process to rehabilitation counseling case situations.

C.5.11 Counselor Supervision

C.5.11.a. explain the purpose, roles, and need for counselor supervision in order to enhance the professional development, clinical accountability, and gate-keeping function for the welfare of individuals with a disability.

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.1 Group Dynamics and Counseling Theory

C.6.1.a. apply theories and principles of group counseling when working with persons with disabilities.

C.6.3 Family dynamics and counseling theory

C.6.3.a. apply an understanding of family systems and the impact of the family on the rehabilitation process.

C.6.4 Family support interventions

C.6.4.a. use counseling techniques to support the individual’s family/significant others, including advocates.

C.6.5 Ethical and legal issues impacting individuals and families

C.6.5.a. apply ethical and legal issues to the group counseling process and work with families.

C.6.5.b. know the ethical implications of work in group settings with racial/ethnic, cultural, and other diversity characteristics/issues when working with people with disabilities.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.1 Role of assessment

C.7.1.a. explain purpose of assessment in rehabilitation process.

C.7.1.b. use assessment information to determine eligibility and to develop plans for services.

C.7.2 Assessment resources and methods

C.7.2.a. identify assessment resources and methods appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with a disability.

C.7.2.b. describe resources to assist rehabilitation counselors in identifying appropriate test instruments and other assessment methods.

C.7.3 Individual involvement in assessment planning

C.7.3.a. facilitate individual involvement in evaluating the feasibility of rehabilitation or independent living objectives and planning.

C.7.3.b. utilize assessment as an ongoing process in establishing individual rapport, rehabilitation service planning, objectives and goals.

C.7.3.c. evaluate the individual’s capabilities to engage in informed choice and to make decisions.

C.7.5 Selecting and administering the appropriate assessment methods

C.7.5.b. apply assessment methods to evaluate a consumer's vocational, independent living and transferable skills.

C.7.6 Ethical, legal, and cultural implications in assessment

C.7.6.a. know the legal, ethical, and cultural implications of assessment for rehabilitation services.

C.7.6.b. consider cultural influences when planning assessment.

C.7.6.c. analyze implications of testing norms related to the culture of an individual.

C.9 MEDICAL, FUNCTIONAL, AND ENVIRONMENAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY

C.9.3 Physical, psychiatric, cognitive, sensory and developmental disabilities

C.9.3.a. utilize existing or acquired information about the existence, onset, severity, progression, and expected duration of an individual’s disability.

C.9.3.c. apply working knowledge of the impact of disability on the individual, the family, and the environment.

C.9.5 Environmental implications for disability

C.9.5.a. evaluate the influences and implications of the environment on disability.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.2 Case and caseload management

C.10.2.a. evaluate the need for and utilize case and caseload management services.

C.10.2.b. apply principles of caseload management, including case recording and documentation.

C.10.2.c. identify rehabilitation case management strategies that are evidence-based.

C.10.2.d. establish follow-up and/or follow-along procedures to maximize an individual’s independent functioning through the provision of post-employment services

C.10.3 Independent living

C.10.3.a. identify and plan for the provision of independent living service alternatives with individuals with a disability.

C.10.10 Community Resources

C.10.10.a. work with community agencies to advocate for the integration and inclusion of individuals with disabilities within the community.

C.10.10.b. identify the benefits of rehabilitation services to potential individuals with a disability, employers, and the general public.

C.10.11 Community-based rehabilitation and service coordination

C.10.11.a. assist individuals with a disability to access and utilize services available in the community.

C.10.11.b. collaborate with advocates and other service providers involved with the individual and/or the family.

C.10.14 Programs for specialty populations

C.10.14.a. describe programs of services for specialty populations including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury intellectual disabilities sensory disability, correctional and veterans.

C.10.15 Current technology and rehabilitation counseling

C.10.15.b. utilize internet and other technology to assist in the effective delivery of services.

C.10.15.c assist individuals with a disability in developing strategies to request appropriate accommodation.

Section D Clinical Experience

D.1 Students shall have a minimum of 100 hours of supervised rehabilitation counseling Practicum experience with at least 40 hours of direct service to people with disabilities (not role-playing clients). Practicum students shall have experiences that increase their awareness and understanding of the differences in values, beliefs, and behaviors of individuals who are different from themselves.

D.1.4 When using distance education modalities, practicum supervision may be provided using a variety of methods such as video conferencing, teleconferencing, real time video contact, or others, as appropriate.

D.1.5 In states that have specific practicum supervision requirements for counselor licensure, the program shall make the required supervision experiences consistent with the licensure requirements available to those students desiring to qualify for licensure.

D.2 Students shall have supervised rehabilitation counseling internship activities that include a minimum of 600 hours of applied experience in an agency/program, with at least 240 hours of direct service to individuals with disabilities.

D.2.1 The internship activities shall include the following:

D.2.1.a. orientation to program components, policies and procedures, introduction to staff and their role and function, identification of the expectations for interns, confidentiality and due process procedures, risk assessment, and the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors;  

D.2.1.b. observation of all aspects of the delivery of rehabilitation counseling services, as practiced by the agency or organization, including diverse populations;

D.2.1.c. work assignments, performing the tasks required of an  employed rehabilitation counselor at the agency or organization; and
 

D.2.1.d. reporting, including all required academic reports as well as logs, weekly progress reviews, and summaries of activities.
 

D.2.2 Written expectations, procedures, and policies for the internship activities shall be contained in a manual or other appropriate document(s) and distributed to students and supervisors.

D.2.3 For the internship, an on-site supervisor must be assigned to provide weekly supervision throughout the internship experience.

D.2.4 The internship shall include an evaluation of student performance, including self-evaluation by the student, the field site supervisor, and the faculty supervisor.

D.2.5 The RCE Program shall use internship experience sites that provide rehabilitation counseling services to individuals with disabilities appropriate to the mission of the program.

D.2.6 Internship students shall have experiences that increase their awareness and understanding of differences in values, beliefs and behaviors of persons who are different from themselves. Internship shall promote cultural competence, foster personal growth, and assist students in recognizing the myriad of counseling approaches and rehabilitation issues that affect service delivery.

D.3 Internship experiences shall include an average of one (1) hour per week of individual or 11/2 hours per week of group (with no more than ten students/group) supervision by a program faculty member who is a CRC or qualified individual working in cooperation with a program faculty member who is a CRC.

D.3.1 When using distance education modalities, supervision may be provided using a variety of methods such as video conferencing, teleconferencing, real time video contact, or others as appropriate.

D.3.2 In states that have specific supervision requirements for counselor licensure, the program shall make the required supervision experiences consistent with the state licensure requirements and available to those students desiring to qualify for licensure.

D.3.3 There shall be a progress review of all students enrolled in an internship.

D.3.4 There shall be a written procedure for responding to students who do not demonstrate satisfactory internship knowledge or clinical skills.

D.3.5 The individual supervision of five students shall be considered equivalent to the teaching of one course due to the intensive, one-on-one instruction and the ongoing evaluation necessary in internship.

ARP 645A/B Assessment and Vocational Development

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.3 Career counseling, career exploration, and vocational planning

C.4.3.a. provide career counseling utilizing appropriate approaches and techniques.

C.4.3.b. utilize career/occupational materials to assist the individual with a disability in vocational planning.

C.4.3.c. facilitate involvement in vocational planning and career exploration.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.1 Role of assessment

C.7.1.a. explain purpose of assessment in rehabilitation process.

C.7.1.b. use assessment information to determine eligibility and to develop plans for services.

C.7.2 Assessment resources and methods

C.7.2.a. identify assessment resources and methods appropriate to meet the needs of individuals with a disability.

C.7.2.b. describe resources to assist rehabilitation counselors in identifying appropriate test instruments and other assessment methods.

C.7.2.c. describe computer-based assessments for rehabilitation and employment planning.

C.7.3 Individual involvement in assessment planning

C.7.3.a. facilitate individual involvement in evaluating the feasibility of rehabilitation or independent living objectives and planning.

C.7.3.b. utilize assessment as an ongoing process in establishing individual rapport, rehabilitation service planning, objectives and goals.

C.7.3.c. evaluate the individual’s capabilities to engage in informed choice and to make decisions.

C.7.4 Measurement and statistical concepts

C.7.4.a. describe basic measurement concepts and associated statistical terms.

C.7.4.b. comprehend the validity, reliability, and appropriateness of assessment instruments.

C.7.5 Selecting and administering the appropriate assessment methods

C.7.5.a. explain differences in assessment methods and testing instruments (i.e., aptitude, intelligence, interest, achievement, vocational evaluation, situational assessment).

C.7.5.b. apply assessment methods to evaluate a consumer's vocational, independent living and transferable skills.

C.7.6 Ethical, legal, and cultural implications in assessment

C.7.6.a. know the legal, ethical, and cultural implications of assessment for rehabilitation services.

C.7.6.b. consider cultural influences when planning assessment.

C.7.6.c. analyze implications of testing norms related to the culture of an individual.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.5 Disability management

C.10.5.a. describe employer-based disability management concepts, programs, and practices.

C.10.15 Current technology and rehabilitation counseling

C.10.15.b. utilize internet and other technology to assist in the effective delivery of services.

C.10.15.c assist individuals with a disability in developing strategies to request appropriate accommodation.

C.10.15.d assesses individual needs for rehabilitation engineering services.

ARP 685A/B Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.b. describe, in general, the organizational structure of the rehabilitation, education, and healthcare systems, including public, private-for-profit, and not-for-profit service settings.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.2.b identify and demonstrate an understanding of stereotypical views toward individuals with a disability and the negative effects of these views on successful completion of the rehabilitation outcomes.

C.2.2.c explain adjustment stages and developmental issues that influence adjustment to disability.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.2.3.c articulate an understanding of the role of ethnic/racial and other diversity characteristics such as spirituality and religion, and socio-economic status in groups, family, and society.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.1 Disability benefits system including workers’ compensation, long-term disability and social security.

C.4.1.a. demonstrate understanding of various public and private disability benefits systems and the influence on rehabilitation, independent living, and employment.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.2 Mental health counseling

C.5.2.a. recognize individuals with a disability who demonstrate psychological or mental health related problems and make appropriate referrals.

C.5.2.b. analyze diagnostic and assessment information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and psychological and medical data) and communicate this information to the consumer.

C.9 MEDICAL, FUNCTIONAL, AND ENVIRONMENAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY

C.9.1 The human body system

C.9.1.a. explain basic medical aspects related to human body system and disabilities.

C.9.2 Medical terminology and diagnosis

C.9.2.a. demonstrate an understanding of fundamental medical terminology.

C.9.2.b. demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic process used by medical and other health professions.

C.9.3 Physical, psychiatric, cognitive, sensory and developmental disabilities

C.9.3.a. utilize existing or acquired information about the existence, onset, severity, progression, and expected duration of an individual’s disability.

C.9.3.b. articulate the functional limitations of disabilities.

C.9.3.c. apply working knowledge of the impact of disability on the individual, the family, and the environment.

C.9.3.d. explain the implications of co-occurring disabilities.

C.9.5 Environmental implications for disability

C.9.5.a. evaluate the influences and implications of the environment on disability.

C.9.6 Classification and evaluation of function

C.9.6.b. consult with medical/health professionals regarding prognosis, prevention and wellness strategies for individuals with a disability.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.1 Vocational rehabilitation

C.10.1.b. identify and plan for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services with individuals with a disability.

C.10.7 Substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation

C.10.7.a. describe different recovery models that apply to substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation.

C.10.7.b. identify and recommend treatment options that facilitate recovery and successful rehabilitation outcomes.

C.10.9 Wellness and illness prevention concepts

C.10.9.a. promote constructive lifestyle choices that support positive health and prevents illness or disability.

C.10.10 Community Resources

C.10.10.b. identify the benefits of rehabilitation services to potential individuals with a disability, employers, and the general public.

C.10.14 Programs for specialty populations

C.10.14.a. describe programs of services for specialty populations including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury intellectual disabilities sensory disability, correctional and veterans.

ARP 710A Seminar In Rehabilitation (Organizational Development)

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.2 Group leadership styles and techniques

C.6.2.a. demonstrate effective group leadership skills.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.4 Measurement and statistical concepts

C.7.4.a. describe basic measurement concepts and associated statistical terms.

C.7.4.b. comprehend the validity, reliability, and appropriateness of assessment instruments.

C.8 RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

C.8.1 Basic statistics and psychometric concepts

C.8.1.a. understand research methodology and relevant statistics.

C.8.2 Basic research methods

C.8.2.a. interpret quantitative and qualitative research articles in rehabilitation and related fields.

C.8.2.b. apply research literature to practice (e.g., to choose appropriate interventions, to plan assessments).

C.8.3 Effectiveness of rehabilitation counseling services.

C.8.3.a. develop and implement meaningful program evaluation.

C.8.3.b. provide a rationale for the importance of research activities and the improvement of rehabilitation services.

C.8.4 Ethical, legal, and cultural issues related to research and program evaluation.

C.8.4.a. apply knowledge of ethical, legal, and cultural issues in research and evaluation to rehabilitation counseling practice.

ARP 710B Program Development

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.1.b.  articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self-determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.2 Individual and family response to disability

C.3.2.a assist the development of transition strategies to successfully complete the rehabilitation process.

C.3.5 Learning styles and strategies

C.3.5.a. develop rehabilitation plans that address individual learning styles and strengths of individuals with a disability.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.2 Job analysis, transferable skills analysis, work site modification and restructuring

C.4.2.c apply transferable skills analysis methodology to identify alternative vocational and occupational options given the work history and residual functional capacities of individuals with a disability.

C.4.3 Career counseling, career exploration, and vocational planning

C.4.3.c. facilitate involvement in vocational planning and career exploration.

C.4.7 Work conditioning/work hardening

C.4.7.a. identify work conditioning or work hardening strategies and resources as part of the rehabilitation process.

C4.10 Supported employment, job coaching, and natural supports

C.4.10.b. assist individuals with a disability with developing skills and strategies on the job.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.11 Counselor Supervision

C.5.11.a. explain the purpose, roles, and need for counselor supervision in order to enhance the professional development, clinical accountability, and gate-keeping function for the welfare of individuals with a disability.

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.5 Ethical and legal issues impacting individuals and families

C.6.5.b. know the ethical implications of work in group settings with racial/ethnic, cultural, and other diversity characteristics/issues when working with people with disabilities.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.4 Measurement and statistical concepts

C.7.4.b. comprehend the validity, reliability, and appropriateness of assessment instruments.

C.7.5 Selecting and administering the appropriate assessment methods

C.7.5.b. apply assessment methods to evaluate a consumer's vocational, independent living and transferable skills.

C.8 RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION

C.8.2 Basic research methods

C.8.2.a. interpret quantitative and qualitative research articles in rehabilitation and related fields.

C.8.2.b. apply research literature to practice (e.g., to choose appropriate interventions, to plan assessments).

C.8.4 Ethical, legal, and cultural issues related to research and program evaluation.

C.8.4.a. apply knowledge of ethical, legal, and cultural issues in research and evaluation to rehabilitation counseling practice.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.2 Case and caseload management

C.10.2.c. identify rehabilitation case management strategies that are evidence-based.

C.10.4 School to work transition services

C.10.4.a. develop knowledge of transition services that facilitate an individual’s movement from school to work.

C.10.10 Community Resources

C.10.10.b. identify the benefits of rehabilitation services to potential individuals with a disability, employers, and the general public.

C.10.11 Community-based rehabilitation and service coordination

C.10.11.b. collaborate with advocates and other service providers involved with the individual and/or the family.

C.10.14 Programs for specialty populations

C.10.14.a. describe programs of services for specialty populations including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury intellectual disabilities sensory disability, correctional and veterans.

ARP615 Multicultural Dimensions in Rehabilitation Counseling

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities.

C.1.3.a apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling.

C.1.6  Informed consumer choice and consumer empowerment

C.1.6.a integrate into practice an awareness of societal issues, trends, public policies, and developments, as they relate to rehabilitation.

C.1.6.b articulate the value of consumer empowerment, choice, and personal responsibility in the rehabilitation process.

C.1.8 Advocacy

C.1.8.a educate the public and individuals with a disability regarding the role of advocacy and rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.1.b identify strategies to reduce attitudinal barriers affecting people with disabilities.

C.2.2 Psychological dynamics related to self-identity, growth, and adjustment

C.2.2.a identify strategies for self-awareness and self-development that will promote coping and adjustment to disability.

C.2.2.b identify and demonstrate an understanding of stereotypical views toward individuals with a disability and the negative effects of these views on successful completion of the rehabilitation outcomes.

C.2.2.c explain adjustment stages and developmental issues that influence adjustment to disability.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.2.3.b. identify the influences of cultural, gender, sexual orientation, aging, and disability differences and integrate this knowledge into practice.

C.2.3.c articulate an understanding of the role of ethnic/racial and other diversity characteristics such as spirituality and religion, and socio-economic status in groups, family, and society.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.2 Individual and family response to disability

C.3.2.b recognize the influence of family as individuals with disabilities grow and learn.

C.3.2.c demonstrate counselor sensitivity to stressors and the role of positive attitudes in responding to coping barriers and challenges.

C.3.4 Human sexuality and disability

C.3.4.a. identify impact that different disabilities can have on human sexuality.

C.3.4.b. discuss sexuality issues with individuals with a disability as part of the rehabilitation process.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.1 Individual counseling and personality theory

C.5.1.a. communicate a basic understanding of established counseling theories and their relationship to personality theory.

C.5.1.b. articulate a personal philosophy of rehabilitation counseling based on an established counseling theory.

C.5.2 Mental health counseling

C.5.2.a. recognize individuals with a disability who demonstrate psychological or mental health related problems and make appropriate referrals.

C.5.2.b. analyze diagnostic and assessment information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and psychological and medical data) and communicate this information to the consumer.

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.a. develop and maintain confidential counseling relationships with individuals with a disability using established skills and techniques.

C.5.3.b. establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives.

C.5.3.c. apply basic counseling and interviewing skills.

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.4 Gender issues in counseling

C.5.4.a. counsel individuals with a disability who face lifestyle choices that may involve gender or multicultural issues.

C 5.4.b. identify gender differences that can affect the rehabilitation counseling and planning processes.

C.5.5 Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies

C.5.5.a. assist individuals with a disability in developing skills needed to effectively respond to conflict and negotiation in support of their interests.

C.5.6 Individual, group, and family crisis response

C.5.6.a. recognize and communicate a basic understanding of how to assess individuals, groups, and families who exhibit suicide ideation, psychological and/or emotional crisis.

C.5.7 Termination of counseling relationships

C.5.7.a. facilitate counseling relationships with individuals with a disability in a manner that is constructive to their independence.

C.5.8 Individual empowerment and rights

C.5.8.a. promote ethical decision-making and personal responsibility that is consistent with an culture, values and beliefs.

C.5.9 Boundaries of confidentiality

C.5.9.a. explain the legal limits of confidentiality for rehabilitation counselors for the state in which they practice counseling.

C.5.9.b. identify established rehabilitation counseling ethical standards for confidentiality and apply them to actual case situations.

C.5.10 Ethics in the counseling relationship

C.5.10.a. explain the practical implications of the CRCC Code of Ethics as part of the rehabilitation counseling process.

C.5.10.b. confirm competency in applying an established ethical decision-making process to rehabilitation counseling case situations.

C.6 GROUP WORK AND FAMILY DYNAMICS

C.6.1 Group Dynamics and Counseling Theory

C.6.1.a. apply theories and principles of group counseling when working with persons with disabilities.

C.6.3 Family dynamics and counseling theory

C.6.3.a. apply an understanding of family systems and the impact of the family on the rehabilitation process.

C.6.4 Family support interventions

C.6.4.a. use counseling techniques to support the individual’s family/significant others, including advocates.

C.6.5 Ethical and legal issues impacting individuals and families

C.6.5.b. know the ethical implications of work in group settings with racial/ethnic, cultural, and other diversity characteristics/issues when working with people with disabilities.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.3 Individual involvement in assessment planning

C.7.3.b. utilize assessment as an ongoing process in establishing individual rapport, rehabilitation service planning, objectives and goals.

C.7.6 Ethical, legal, and cultural implications in assessment

C.7.6.b. consider cultural influences when planning assessment.

C.7.6.c. analyze implications of testing norms related to the culture of an individual.

ARP 744Field: Intermediate Practicum

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.3 Counseling skills and techniques development

C.5.3.a. develop and maintain confidential counseling relationships with individuals with a disability using established skills and techniques.

C.5.3.b. establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives.

C.5.3.c. apply basic counseling and interviewing skills.

C.5.3.d. employ consultation skills with and on behalf of the consumer.

C.5.4 Gender issues in counseling

C.5.4.a. counsel individuals with a disability who face lifestyle choices that may involve gender or multicultural issues.

C 5.4.b. identify gender differences that can affect the rehabilitation counseling and planning processes.

C.5.5 Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies

C.5.5.a. assist individuals with a disability in developing skills needed to effectively respond to conflict and negotiation in support of their interests.

C.5.7 Termination of counseling relationships

C.5.7.a. facilitate counseling relationships with individuals with a disability in a manner that is constructive to their independence.

C.5.7.b. develop a plan of action in collaboration with the consumer for strategies and actions anticipating the termination of the counseling process.

C.5.8 Individual empowerment and rights

C.5.8.a. promote ethical decision-making and personal responsibility that is consistent with an culture, values and beliefs.

C.5.9 Boundaries of confidentiality

C.5.9.a. explain the legal limits of confidentiality for rehabilitation counselors for the state in which they practice counseling.

C.5.9.b. identify established rehabilitation counseling ethical standards for confidentiality and apply them to actual case situations.

C.5.10 Ethics in the counseling relationship

C.5.10.a. explain the practical implications of the CRCC Code of Ethics as part of the rehabilitation counseling process.

C.5.10.b. confirm competency in applying an established ethical decision-making process to rehabilitation counseling case situations.

C.5.11 Counselor Supervision

C.5.11.a. explain the purpose, roles, and need for counselor supervision in order to enhance the professional development, clinical accountability, and gate-keeping function for the welfare of individuals with a disability.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.2 Case and caseload management

C.10.2.a. evaluate the need for and utilize case and caseload management services.

C.10.2.b. apply principles of caseload management, including case recording and documentation.

C.10.2.c. identify rehabilitation case management strategies that are evidence-based.

C.10.2.d. establish follow-up and/or follow-along procedures to maximize an individual’s independent functioning through the provision of post-employment services

Section D Clinical Experience

D.1 Students shall have a minimum of 100 hours of supervised rehabilitation counseling Practicum experience with at least 40 hours of direct service to people with disabilities (not role-playing clients). Practicum students shall have experiences that increase their awareness and understanding of the differences in values, beliefs, and behaviors of individuals who are different from themselves.

D.1.3 Practicum experiences shall include an average of one (1) hour per week of individual and 1 1/2 hours per week of group (with no more than ten students/group) supervision by a program faculty member or qualified individual working in cooperation with a program faculty member.

ARP 740 Case Management and Rehabilitation Services

C.1 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

C.1.1 Rehabilitation counseling scope of practice

C.1.1.a. explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

C.1.2.a integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

 C.2 PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

C.2.1 Sociological dynamics related to self-advocacy, environmental influences, and attitude formation.

C.2.1.a identify and articulate an understanding of the social, economic and environmental forces that may present barriers to a consumer’s rehabilitation.

C.2.3 Implications of cultural and individual diversity including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues

C.2.3.a provide rehabilitation counseling services in a manner that reflects an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs and values and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

C.3 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

C.3.5 Learning styles and strategies

C.3.5.a. develop rehabilitation plans that address individual learning styles and strengths of individuals with a disability.

C.4 EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

C.4.1 Disability benefits system including workers’ compensation, long-term disability and social security.

C.4.1.a. demonstrate understanding of various public and private disability benefits systems and the influence on rehabilitation, independent living, and employment.

C.4.3 Career counseling, career exploration, and vocational planning

C.4.3.b. utilize career/occupational materials to assist the individual with a disability in vocational planning.

C.5 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRINCIPLES

C.5.8 Individual empowerment and rights

C.5.8.a. promote ethical decision-making and personal responsibility that is consistent with an culture, values and beliefs.

C.7 ASSESSMENT

C.7.1 Role of assessment

C.7.1.b. use assessment information to determine eligibility and to develop plans for services.

C.7.5 Selecting and administering the appropriate assessment methods

C.7.5.b. apply assessment methods to evaluate a consumer's vocational, independent living and transferable skills.

C.10 REHABILITATION SERVICES, CASEMANAGEMENT, AND RELATED SERVICES

C.10.1 Vocational rehabilitation

C.10.1.a. describe the systems used to provide vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities including the state/federal vocational rehabilitation program in the United States, private rehabilitation, and community-based rehabilitation programs.
 

C.10.1.b. identify and plan for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services with individuals with a disability.

C.10.2 Case and caseload management

C.10.2.a. evaluate the need for and utilize case and caseload management services.

C.10.2.b. apply principles of caseload management, including case recording and documentation.

C.10.2.c. identify rehabilitation case management strategies that are evidence-based.

C.10.2.d. establish follow-up and/or follow-along procedures to maximize an individual’s independent functioning through the provision of post-employment services

C.10.6 Forensic rehabilitation and vocational expert practices

C.10.6.a. describe the purpose of forensic rehabilitation, vocational expert practice, and the reasons for referral of individuals for services.

C.10.7 Substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation

C.10.7.b. identify and recommend treatment options that facilitate recovery and successful rehabilitation outcomes.

C.10.11 Community-based rehabilitation and service coordination

C.10.11.b. collaborate with advocates and other service providers involved with the individual and/or the family.

C.10.12 Life care planning

C.10.12.a. describe the purposes of life-care planning and utilize life-care planning services as appropriate.

C.10.13 Insurance programs and social security

C.10.13.a. demonstrate knowledge of disability insurance options and social security programs.

C.10.14 Programs for specialty populations

C.10.14.a. describe programs of services for specialty populations including but not limited to: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury intellectual disabilities sensory disability, correctional and veterans.

C.10.15 Current technology and rehabilitation counseling

C.10.15.a. explain and plan for the appropriate use of assistive technology including computer-related resources.